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Mar 6, 2011 9:00am EST
real is the recovery? how can america keep putting people back to work? we'll have a spirited debate. and i'll be joined by diane sawyer as we ask, how important is it to buy things that are made in america? >>> in libya, an uprising erupts into civil war. colonel gadhafi told me his people love him. but now his forces are battling a rebel army in the streets. we'll have the latest. and my exclusive interview with senator john mccain. he's calling for intervention. >>> and we'll meet the women behind the upraising. could they be al qaeda's biggest threat? >>> welcome to our viewers here and around the world. these days, americans have had to think hard about where the united states stands in the world. how the american worker fits into a new and changes global economy. and why stand the united states should take as people fight for basic freedoms around the middle east. we turn first to jobs. issue number one for the american people. and this week, finally, some good news to report. for the first time in almost two years, the unemployment rate has dropped below 9%. 192,000 jobs were
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Mar 4, 2011 6:30pm EST
happened to his heart. >>> and, made in america. your great ideas for keeping jobs here at home. tonight, the american worker is our "person of the week." >>> good evening. they were out there today at just about every gasoline station in america, 114,000 stations across the country. the workers picking down one set of prices and slapping up new, higher ones. prices all americans have seen climb almost every single day. since the start of the year, take a look at this. the average price of a gallon has jumped 10%. from $3.07 to $3.38. so, we sought an answer. how much higher can this go? matt gutman is in hollywood, florida. $3.53 next to you, matt. >> reporter: that's right, diane. and oil prices today closed at their highest level since any time since september 2008, just a little over $104 a barrel. and the experts we spoke to said even they were surprised by how quickly these gas prices followed. and they said the soaring prices are not likely to slow down any time soon. not since hurricane katrina shut down one-third of the nation's refineries has the price of gas shot up this high
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Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
threatens the entire midwest, while florida is burning. >>> made in america. are you sure your home is filled with american goods? we show one family the truth and what a shock tonight. >>> and, surprising life. the unexpected story of america's pioneer pinup girl, jane russell, who died yesterday. >>> good evening. the last time it happened in america, it was 1963, and john kennedy was in the white house. we got answers to some direct questions about women in the united states. what are their paychecks, their opportunities and their obstacles? well, now, tonight, almost 50 years later, though questions have finally been asked and answered once again. a huge new report on american women, where gains have been made, where ground has been lost. and we have two correspondents on the case tonight, elizabeth vargas and jake tapper, who starts us off at the white house, where the study was released just today. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the white house released today what it called the most comprehensive study by the government on women in almost 50 years. each day, 72 million wome
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
, saying god hates america. tonight, a reaction from the member of the church. >> soldiers are tieing for the sins of the nation. you have to put away your sins and mourn for your since. shutting us up wouldn't change that. >> now, they're going to quadruple the next military protest. you've sounded off all day long. here's what some are saying. the decision sungs -- sucks, dan says. >> melissa writes, i agree with freedom of speech, but there should be sensitivity and common sense. debbie says, this is the worst that can be done to anyone who has died. you can leave your comments with us/facebook. coming up tonight, reaction from snider's father. >>> all right, thank you, jamie. forget about using a helmet. today, kids with concussions could get pulled from sports. there's a proposal showing how head injuries are handled and requires kids with symptoms to be cleared. now, all you have to do is go to abc2news.com/concussion. we have a lot of information for you. we have a special page on the issue. >>> new tonight, the internet and billboard campaign to catch the east coast rapist is
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Mar 22, 2011 11:35pm EDT
off the "good morning america" set and here's his dressing room. we'll have the inside story of what really happened backstage. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in tnew york city, this is "nightline," march 22nd, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. sure, america has a dozen countries now helping attack moammar gadhafi, and yes, president obama promised to execute a quote, exit strategy this week. but none of that could have mattered to a pair of young americans the moment they ditched their f-15 and rode parachutes into the dark desert. for the latest on the closest of calls in this young war, we turn to the only reporter ever to fly a u.s. combat mission. martha raddatz has tonight's "target libya" report. >> reporter: late last night, the two-man crew of the f-15 strike eagle took off from aviano air base. their mission? take out deadly air defenses in libya. this is what flying in one of those 40-ton, $60 million fighter jets is like, as i learned when i flew a combat mission in an identical plan in afghanistan last year
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Mar 29, 2011 11:35pm EDT
with the revelation of a record of safety violations at america's nuclear plants. the united states is home to 104 reactors across 31 states. some of them located on fault lines. but nuclear regulatory commission safety records show more than 50 safety violations at u.s. nuclear plants from 2007 through 2011. and now there's a move on capitol hill to block lie senses for new plants. here's pie area thomas with our report. >> reporter: this is the dressen nuclear power plant in illinois. located within 50 miles of the 9 million people who live in and around chicago. but less than two years ago, the nuclear regulatory commission cited them for allowing unlicensed operators to work with control rods. they allowed three to be moved out of the reactor core when they should not have been. worse, the workers initially ignored alarms. that wasn't the only problem at dreaden. four years ago in 2007, nuclear material literally went missing from the plant. federal regulators fined the company, saying it failed to keep complete records of all special nuclear material. >> history tells us that utilities, some
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Mar 3, 2011 6:30pm EST
america should stop wasting education money and put it where it gives our kids a real edge in school. >>> mormon pledge. a college basketball star has sex with his girlfriend and he and his winning team pay a very high price. what do you think is right? >>> time to go. 17 days into the libyan crisis. the president says gadhafi should leave and won't rule out military help. >>> made in america. after our family gives up all their foreign goomd goods for an ones, how much did it cost? >>> and we'll tell you about an entire little town that kept pumping and pumping a heart until a miracle happened. >>> good evening. we begin with a high stakes showdown we see in state after state after state. the battle over teachers, schools and money. well, today, bill gates, whose foundation spends hundreds of millions of dollars on u.s. schools, called out state officials for incompetence, wasting money and making grave mistakes about teaching american kids to succeed. and roin clal born is here with what was really a wakeup call. >> reporter: that's right. it's not often that bill gates inserts him
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Mar 2, 2011 6:30pm EST
at an airport in germany. >>> and, made in america. the family who said we could take away everything in their house made overseas, stunned by the truth. tonight, we show them how it looks when we buy only from workers here at home. >>> good evening. they are our parents, our neighbors and we learned today that by the millions they are vulnerable to a kind of invisible elder abuse. it was all brought home by the original all-american kid in the old time movies, mickey rooney who is now 90 years old. he silenced the room on capitol hill of his story of financial abuse, bullying and shake. adding, if it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone. and abc's claire shipman watched it all today. >> reporter: diane, it is estimated that as many as 3.5 million americans are victims of elder abuse. it does have a broad definition. it can be physical abuse, neglect, sheer theft, which is what mickey rooney talked about in his wrenching testimony, where he said all of them can cause devastating psychological consequences. he plays to the crowd wherever he goes. ♪ it's a lovely morning >> repo
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Mar 2, 2011 11:35pm EST
've got the latest. >>> america's most wanted. it's been called the crime that changed america. before he was a famous tv host, his son was brutally murdered. the crime never solved until now. we go inside the adam walsh killing. >>> and, apple's juice? we're on the scene as the company roms out another slimmer, lighter gizmo. so, how low can they go? tonight, we size up apple, by the numbers. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 2nd, 2011. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and we begin tonight with another difficult chapter in the very public struggles of actor charlie sheen. last night, police removed his twin sons from his care after his estranged wife filed a restraining order against him. in an interview with abc earlier this week, sheen, one of four children himself, said he wasn't worried about his kids being negati negatively impacted by his lifestyle in all of this. i can say, hey, kids, your dad's a rock star, the actor said. here's andrea canning with the latest. >> rep
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Mar 10, 2011 6:30pm EST
and howerful storms send rivers over their banks. our reporter on the scene. >>> and, made in america. the newest challenge in the middle of grand central station. and an even bigger reveal. the new jobs being sown in the u.s., right now. >>> good evening. not long ago, a cancer diagnosis felt like a death sentence. not anymore. huge numbers of americans, hundreds of thousands more each year, are surviving and living with cancer. numbers just released from the centers of disease control show that 1 in 20 american adults is now a cancer survivor, almost 12 million of us. we are catching cancer earlier and treating it more effectively, and ron claiborne is here with what it all means. this is such encouraging news. >> reporter: this is really important news tonight, george. so many people are now living with and beating cancer. four times as many as 40 years ago. in fact, the cdc said today that for millions of americans, cancer is now a manageable disease. >> reporter: they send us their videos. poignant messages celebrating their struggle against cancer. and more and more americans ar
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Mar 24, 2011 5:30pm EDT
at the pump. >>> looks like america's favorite past time is united the youth of baltimore. it's bringing the public and private school students to the baseball field. we'll tell you about the president's cup. >>> a teacher's aid is accused of playing match maker on facebook. you have to hear it to believe it. >>> we have some good anies about the price ofsome tables -- we have good news about the price of vegetables. farmers are getting the produce to grow sooner and less will be coming out of the cup tremendous. - - country. crops will hit the stores in the next few weeks. >>> soon, you'll be able to use single serve cups of starbucks at home. they want the expand their business. they'll make single serve cups for your single serve coffee makers. they should be in stores by 2012. >>> they play video games and they're on the computer and they're texting. now, a new social networking site is trying to get kids reading again. it's a social site for teens. it's an interactive book club. one of the first authors to chat will be rachele renee russell, the author of "dorr diaries." go to abc2n
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Mar 16, 2011 6:30pm EDT
to the same kind of reactors right here in america? >>> and, what about the fear of the people of japan tonight? >>> good evening. this is what an american official told us today. it would be hard to describe how alarming the situation is inside japan's nuclear power plant. teetering on the brink of a multi-reactor meltdown. that last ditch hope, the workers heading in on what he called a suicide mission. and even that may be too late. as family members or some of the workers have begun to weigh in, one of them writing tonight, "my father has accepted his fate, much like a death sentence." and, the japanese people are lining up today to be tested or to leave, but we want to talk, as well, about what this means for the united states. we're going to tell you about worst case scenarios, what it might really deliver to hawaii, to california, the rest of this country, all of that ahead. but martha raddatz leads us off, she spent the day with experts asking about the reality of what is happening tonight. martha? >> reporter: diane, the u.s. is now urgently trying to get the japanese governmen
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Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm EDT
on "good morning america" today. >> it was her smile and her hug. whether she knew for two seconds or for years, those were her greetings. >> she's held without bond now. jamie costello abc2 news. >>> a 4-year-old got hold of a handgun and shot himself in the head. it happened in northwest baltimore. >>> containment of three reactors in japan is appearing to be better. the executive director says that the situation appears to be on the verge of stabilizing. >>> and the father/son team arrested for hosting an underaged drinking party may face a stiffer penalty. the 51 year and the 21-year-old ran a facebook page called the laughing duck. they would advertise the events on their facebook page. underaged drinking is an issue they've tried to fight and a recent study shows that harford county teens bing drink at highier levels than the rest of the state. >>> all right, weatherwise today. we're seeing more active weather brew to the west. five sweeps showing all clear now. across baltimore and the eastern shore. not the case further west. we have a few storms rumbling towards garrett co
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Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
simple move this week that got him caught. >>> made in america. thousands of you writing in from the firefighter's uniform to the kindergarten class to the golden gate bridge. what all of you found. >>> good evening on this saturday. like clock work, the spike in twisters we see every year when we start the month of march returned in devastating force. one tearing through a louisiana town flipping a mail truck like a toy. the power is out tonight in more than 100 homes damaged. we've now learned of one death, a mother trying to save her child. the tornado is part of a massive storm system. there are flood warnings and watches in 20 states from the mississippi river to the hudson river. meteorologist chikage wind letter leads us off. >> at least a dozen people were injured. a 21-year-old mother was killed when she tried to protect her daughter from a falling tree. downed trees, power lines and natural gas leaks forced an evacuation. tonight, police are going door to door checking on residents. also in the storm's path, louisiana, about seven miles away, where three more people wer
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Mar 7, 2011 6:30pm EST
of the reason for the rising prices. so what happened to america's quest for energy independence? where does it stand and what would it take for us to drive prices down? we asked bianna golodryga to find out. >> reporter: every u.s. president for the last 40 years has issued the same ultimatum. >> we will finally end our dependence on oil from the middle ice. >> and america's accepted dependence on foreign oil. >> reporter: so how much have we cut our dependence on foreign oil? turns out we haven't. in fact, we rely even more on it. in 1973 the u.s. produced 64% of all the oil it consumed while importing the rest from foreign sources. half of that prosecutor opec. in 2010, 61% of the oil we consume came from overseas, while our piece of the pie shrank to less than 40%. almost ten years after 9/11 and a rededication to reducing oil imports, still no change. >> political will is the main thing that's keeping us from relying less on foreign oil. we can't change things overnight. we need to bring down the cost of alternatives and push them into the economy but in we don't get started now we'll n
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Mar 8, 2011 5:30pm EST
on his highly public shenanigans. the question, how long will america pay attention? >> reporter: it's not funny anymore. from his endless on-line rants. >> winning! >> reporter: to raising a machete in mock triumph on a rooftop. charlie sheen has become a run away train. on monday afternoon cbs had enough. they fired sheen. in an e-mail obtained by tmz the network executive told the actor's attorneys, your client has been engaged in dangerously self-destructive conduct and appears to be very ill. so far society has witnessed seemingly every second of sheen's meltdown. >> it's like watching a train wreck. we see the train rounding the corner, two wheels on the tracks, if it doesn't crash soon we'll go to something else. >> reporter: unless sheen follows his downward spiral with a successful recovery. at one point robert downey jr. and britney spears were so down and out it seemed unlikely they could ever bounce back. today downey jr. is riding a wave of successful box office crashes and living a successful life. and spears had some huge hits and a comeback tour. >> he needs serious p
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Mar 15, 2011 11:35pm EDT
radioactive rods after a series of explosions. there is confusion and fear in japan tonight. >>> america joins the rescue. we're headed out to the "uss ronald reagan," now running search and rescue flights off the japanese coast, despite the risk of drifting radiation. we're getting an exclusive look into the it effort. >>> and domestic concerns. retailers set out of iodide tab lets as americans stock up, fearful of what's happening in japan could happen here. with u.s. nuclear reactors built atop fault lines, how big is the risk? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran and cynthia mcfadden in new york city and bill weir in japan, this is "nightline," march 15th, 2011. >> and good evening from the atsugi naval air station. it is wednesday afternoon here in japan. we're waiting to board that flight to the "uss ronald reagan," the massive u.s. aircraft carrier off the coast of tsunami-ravaged japan. more on that in a moment. first, the most pressing news, the fear of nuclear fallout from that ravaged fukushima daiichi power plant, where last night another explosion
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00am EST
.com. >>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, march 4th. and this morning, president obama comes out swinging. saying, it's time for gadhafi to go. and do new jobs numbers point to a real bounce for our economy? >>> the sex scandal and the star college basketball player. this morning, school officials speak out about the policy spotlight just before march madness. >>> and meet wall-e, the wonder puppy. the pound tried to kill him twice and he wouldn't die. and he's here this morning. >>> a big night for little lady gaga. we were on stage with her when she met her idol. ♪ i was born this way >>> goosebumps is right. that was something. maria aragon. you met her here last week. and last night in toronto, she sang with lady gaga. she danced. and made lady gaga cry one more time. >> she held her own. we'll bring that up. >>> but a dramatic night last night in the standoff of wisconsin. the state capitol completely cleared of demonstrators for the first time in 17 nights. now, thousands of state workers, bracing themselves for thousands of st
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Mar 9, 2011 9:00am EST
of the american culture. >> you may not know but most of the items are not made in america. however one senator is working hard to change this. >ñ >>> if you have been watching world news you noticed they are doing a series called made in america. >> this is interesting. part of that series showed the trenchets the memorabilia from -- trinkets, the memorabilia, how many are not made on american soil. >> the help from an energized senator is changing things. >> reporter: we found out just how hard it is to find a souvenir any souvenir made in america. >> let's look. >> reporter: even the flag pins made in china. the busiest gift shorts at the smithsonian museums where presidential bust to elvis bobbleheads are made in china. today senator sanders called the top officials into his office to demand they sell more made in the usa products. previously, the smithsonian suggested that's just too expensive. but just a few blocks away there's a thriving shop called appalachian spring. the proprietyor has been in business 43 years. selling only american made products. helping employ some 4 hundred craf
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Mar 19, 2011 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. good morning. it is saturday, march 19th. this morning, breaking news. are these new pictures proof that moammar gadhafi is defying america? just hours after president obama told gadhafi to back down or face military actions. the rebels say gadhafi continues to attack. in fact, they say they just shot down one of his war planes. >>> state of emergency. frightening news from japan this morning. reports that their milk and food supply is now contaminated with radiation. and this morning, reports that the workers at the crippled nuclear plant in japan, are trying to start the cooling pumps to prevent a meltdown. >>> strange twist. police uncover what they say was a murder plot at this upscale yoga clothing store, in a posh washington, d.c. suburb. did this woman, murder her co-worker and then bind and gag herself so that she could claim to be a victim? >>> and hacked. who is hacking into celebrities' e-mail accounts? and leaking embarrassing photos and information? more than 50 stars have been hit so
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, reports of a possible deal for gadhafi's exit, as president obama tells the nation, he was right to order military force. >> i am convinced that a failure to act in libya, would have carried a fair greater price for america. >>> medical breakthrough. this woman lost 75 pounds and lost her diabetes. the surge may erase a deadly disease in a matter of hours. now, giving hope to millions of americans. >>> caught on camera. a child waist-deep in quick sand. and he's not the only one. >> we have two kids in what seems to be quick sand they're sinking in and can't get up. >> this morning, the amazing story of survival. >>> and are you ready for britn britney? britney spears, finally. the concert event that took over san francisco. and wait until you see what our "gma" cameras caught backstage with her. and get this. britney has something special she wants to share with you this morning, right here. >>> good morning, everyone. i cannot get britney's music out of my head. the global superstar, as you have never seen her before this morni
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Mar 9, 2011 11:35pm EST
. that america needs shock therapy to cure its obesity epidemic. he says he tried other ways. he once owned jenny craig studios and several personal training studios. >> i'm saying loudly and as clearly as in business in america can, this is dangerous. >> oh, he's using it as a marketing tool. the word that leaps to mind is hypocrisy. >> reporter: you won't be surprised to hear real nutritionists take issue. >> i think there are ethical issues in what he's doing. if he believed that diet had nothing to do with health, at least you could think, he's misinformed. he knows what he's doing. he's deliberately trying to get people to eat more than they need. >> reporter: blair, you say, was also your friend in addition to working with you. >> i loved working with him. >> reporter: do you have a conscience at all? >> it's simply this. what would blair hovering abf me want me to do. he would say, put back on the stethoscope. let's keep being the doctor that everyone loves to hate because that gets the message out. >> reporter: a week after blair's untimely death, the heart attack grill has another spokes
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Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
combine america's most advanced fiber optic network with america's most loved mobile device? wouldn't that be something? control your tv, manage your dvr remotely and with a flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flatscreen with the fios app for iphone. to get more from your iphone, wherever you are, you need verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. . >>> the tragedy in japan could result in lower prices in the pump. prices have gone up 37-cents. according to aaa the average price is about $3.05 and some suspect that the situation in japan may result in a drop in the prices here at home. >> japan is a third largest consumer of oil. the demand will drastically decline and we should see a ripple effect. >> after friday's quake oil prices are down. >> we just teased the next story. you saw a lot of horns. signs say deep if you don't want the gas tax passed. they feel what's going on in the middle east and gas -- a couple hours action we don't need a gas tax to pay the transportation fund. another idea is
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Mar 17, 2011 6:30am EDT
servicemerchant marines to help with the merchant -- my mistake leaving on a trip down to haiti and south america, latin america and we will help with continuous promise 2011. >> reporter: i know a lot of people here are familiar with the ship because this is its home. and they see the exterior and big red cross. give us a picture of what it looks like inside and what goes on in there. >> it's a hospital from the stern and i help with the other merchant marines who bring the ship to where it need to be. the hospital has to get to the country to bring the care and service that the united states provides. >> reporter: and you have played a big role the last time. a year and a half ago -- last time a year and a half ago. what was that like to be a part of that and knowing the ship was heading to a place that needed help? >> well, in january last year, i was one of many ashore helping get the ship underway. now today is i will be on the ship as opposed to ashore. >> right. and -- >> reporter: ride, and that gibbs you a new perspective. that has -- right, and that gives you a new perspective and that
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Mar 17, 2011 11:35pm EDT
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Mar 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
by for any military action in libya. we'll have a complete update on good morning america. >>> to the other global crisis, it's been a week since the earthquake hit japan. workers are trying to restart the cooling conditions at the reactor. >>> the latest toll from the quake and tsunami, 16,600 dead or missing. president obama has ordered a comprehensive safety review of the 104 nuclear reactors in this country in the wake of that disaster in japan. >>> the head of the u.n. atomic agency arrived in japan for a personal assessment of the crisis. >> reporter: good morning to you. the last-ditch effort to save the nuclear plant involved more than 140 firefighters and 300 workers. they have volunteered for the dangerous mission and like many crews will work to cool down the reactors to prevent total disaster. it's an all-out battle to save the fukushima daiichi plant. they are attempting to cool it down and overt potential meltdown. the latest effort went in after crews dropped sea water. today, officials said they would not resume aerial operations for now. 300 men are working around the clock
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Mar 18, 2011 11:35pm EDT
be implemented immediately. >> and the clock is ticking. will america end up in yet another armed conflict? >>> atomic end game? we'll have the latest as concern builds over especially dangerous fuel inside one of those japanese nuclear reactors. as more workers are sent in, can they stop the most radioactive meltdown of all? >>> and, disaster pricing. the tsunami wipes out factories and creates shortages of the most popular consumer gadgets, from flat screens to cell phones. get ready for sticker shock. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city this is "nightline," march 18th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and, american blood and treasure is on the line anew tonight as president obama prepares to take military action against libya, with u.n. backing, and in cooperation with france, britain and others. despite this pressure, libyan leader moammar gadhafi continued his bloody assault on the opposition, using tanks and heavy artillery to bombard towns. so, what price is the u.s. prepared to pay in libya? o
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Mar 24, 2011 4:30am EDT
, barbara will share more of her memories on "good morning america." one of taylor's seven ex-husbands, former senator john warner, will remember her as a woman whose heart and soul were as beautiful as her classic face. >>> also, debbie reynolds also had kind words for taylor. the two patched up their friendship, after taylor stole eddie fisher from reynolds. >> of course, we had a bumpy ride there for a little while when she sought company of my husband permanently, which was an unusual occurrence. and we were past through that. through the years, we remained friends. i spoke with elizabeth about two to three weeks ago. she said it was really tough. and she was not happy with the way things were going. but that she was doing the best she could. and she said, old age is not for sissies, which we all know is true. >> pretty amazing, those two able to maintain that friendship after all that. we will hear from debbie reynolds on "good morning america," as well. >> plus, the husbands, the jewels and the legacy of this legendary icon, elizabeth taylor. >>> well, singer, chris brow
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Mar 1, 2011 5:30am EST
at that. close to a major interstate. [ male announcer ] what if you could combine america's most advanced fiber optic network with america's most loved mobile device? wouldn't that be something? control your tv, manage your dvr remotely and with a flick of a finger, send pictures straight to your flatscreen with the fios app for iphone. to get more from your iphone, wherever you are, you need verizon fios. a network ahead. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> 5 clp 39. in ojai -- 5:39. in ohio a search will resume in a woman believed to be swept up in a flooded river. show made a frantic call yesterday to 911 pleading for help as the car filled with up water. after several minutes the call ended. divers were in the watter for hours before it -- water for hours before it became too dangerous to continue theer is hech. >> mow maryland -- now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar and forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >>> and while we search -- surge our temperatures up to 70 in the morning, we missed out on the severe weather fron
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Mar 4, 2011 5:30pm EST
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Mar 18, 2011 12:00am EDT
at abcnews.com. until tomorrow, good night, america. >>> they faced the press. >> who is your biggest competition? >> try not to fall on our butts. >> dicky: matthew mcconaughey. >> jimmy: did you have girlfriends over in australia? >> i was pretty ice cold in australia. >> jimmy: really? what's ice cold to you? one girl a night? >> dicky: jena malone. and music from young down lynners. >> your harry baals will come nestled inside this collectible >> dicky: it's focus rally america. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel. with the grand finale to the focus rally america. after driving to just about every nook and cranny of the continental united states to compete in the ultimate interactive road rally, our six teams finally put their all-new 2012 ford focuses into park. and now, it's now time to meet the winners of the focus rally america and their own all-new ford focuses. the six finalists are, margot and jeff, john and carolyn, matt and brittany, clayton and adam, mike and brian and bryn and donna. and the winners are? john and carolyn, the gray team. john and carolyn, come on down! [ appl
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Mar 16, 2011 3:05am EDT
on "america this morning" and "good morning america," we'll take you back to japan for the very latest on the ongoing disaster. >>> in other news, the persian gulf nation of bahrain is under a three month state of emergency. a reaction to what's escalated into deadly political unrest. demonstrators are calling for political reforms and a change in bahrain's long established monarchy. the military force led by saudi arabia has been clashing with the protesters. so far at least three people have died and hundreds more injured. the u.s. navy's main base in the region is located in bahrain. >>> and in libya, moammar gadhafi's forces appear set for an offensive on the main stronghold of the rebellion there. opposition fighters were routed from a key city yesterday opening the way to their base in benghazi. in his newest comment gadhafi called the rebels rats and also claimed only hundreds not thousands have been killed in the fighting. >>> and with that, here's a look at your wednesday weather. a wet day from san francisco north with seattle expecting heavy rain. up to 2 feet of snow in the
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Mar 17, 2011 3:05am EDT
the every-changing situation in japan. we'll have live updates on "america this morning" and later on "good morning america." also stay up to date any time at abcnews.com. >>> moving on to other news beginning with libya. four "new york times" journalists who have been covering the fighting there are now missing. pull its zero prize winning reporter anthony shadid, stephen farrell and photographers tyler hicks and linsey add dario were last heard from on tuesday. meanwhile, moammar gadhafi's forces have been battling rebels in a key city in eastern libya. there could be a vote today in the u.n. security council on whether to impose a no-fly zone over libya. >>> meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton was in cairo talking through an unscheduled stroll -- taking an unscheduled stroll through tahrir square, the symbolic center of egypt's revolution. she urged egyptians to not let extremists ruin what they've already accomplished. clinton saying she will not stay on as the nation's top diplomat if president obama is re-elected. she also says she has no interest in another run for the whit
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Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
morning, america. and spring's wild weather. snow blankets the northeast this morning. blizzard conditions in the midwest. and tornadoes tear through four states. >>> there's breaking news from japan this morning. nuclear fallout. radiation, now, poisoning tokyo's tap water. officials warning the water supply's unsafe for babies. plus, new images from inside the evacuation zone. the first picture and the story they tell this morning. >>> a miniature train speeding out of control, caught on tape. young children and their parents thrown from the runaway train. this morning, the father of one of the victims speaks out. >>> you might have heard about the backstage blowup. what really happened? robin's interview with chris brown making headlines this morning. what happened when the cameras stopped rolling? the latest, on "gma." >>> and we do say, good morning, america. another quiet day here at "gma." >> dawn of a new day. >> we'll get into the chris brown story in great detail later this morning. let's talk about the weather. >> the weather is always safe. so much warmer here. this morning, we
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Mar 3, 2011 3:05am EST
-- america >> reporter: that the question for many americans is simple -- how can this be legal? the supreme court answered. speech is powerful, chief justice john roberts wrote in the court's opinion. it can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow and as it did here, inflict great pain. we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker. the court held that because the protests deal with public issues -- gays in the military, war in iraq -- they are protected under the constitution. we do not stifle public debate, roberts wrote. >> this is the kind of case that is going to have an influence for generations. it is the supreme court standing up and giving constitutional protection to extremely unpopular speech. it's really what the first amendment is all about. >> reporter: this ruling was a sharp disappointment to the family of lance corporal math matthew snyder who was killed in iraq and whose funeral was picketed. >> we found out today that we can no longer bury our dead in this country with dignity. >> reporter: but the westboro protesters do now have a license
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Mar 27, 2011 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's sunday, march 27th. this morning, we have mind-bending numbers for you. 10 million. radiation levels in the water at one of the damaged japanese reactors is now 10 million times higher than normal. so high, the worker taking the reading ran for his life. is there anything to be done to control the disaster? >>> another big number this morning. 150 reports of wild weather across the south. five tornadoes and countless pieces of grapefruit-sized hail. flooding in california. more severe weather on the way. >>> the top ten twitter users. this is a list with some real surprises in it. the tweet elite includes some people you know. how did these not so famous tweeters become so influential? >>> and the one. we now know who is making the cake for william and kate's royal wedding. it's layered with all sorts of symbols and special meaning. we're going to break it all down for you. >>> so are you a fruitcake fan, dan? >> i like all sorts of cakes. >> the royal wedding cake will be a multilayered fruit cake, col
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Mar 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
for stability and for the united states of america. and what we do in libya will unquestionably, how we handle it, how it turns out, will unquestionably have a serious impact on the more important issues of iran and syria and egypt and saudi arabia and the gulf. >> you seem to be suggesting that libya was not high on the priority list. i'm wondering, if you had been secretary of defense as gadhafi's troops stormed into benghazi and gadhafi himself threatened no mercy and there was a fear of mass slaughter, what would you have recommended to the president? >> well, i wasn't there. i can't answer that question. i will say that i think president obama and secretary clinton are both experiencing the differences from sevrving i a legislative branch to serving internationally. i listened to secretary gates. i must say i gee with a lot of what he says. when someone asked, how many people might be killed or what will it cost, there's no one who can answer those questions. east right in that respect. i think you have to pick it up with where we are now. where we are now is not where your question start
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Mar 6, 2011 8:00am EST
>>> good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's sunday, march 6th. this morning, touchdown. four rapid-fire tornadoes tear across louisiana. one mother makes the ultimate sacrifice in louisiana to save her baby. today, the wild weather pushes east and north. expected to produce more drenching rain and up to a foot of snow. >>> it begins. the 2012 race for president appears to be coming to life. newt gingrich heads to iowa and mitt romney comes out swinging. against president obama, saying he has to go. we'll look at the potential republican candidates. who is in, who is out, who is on the fence? >>> where is austin bice? he's been missing for more than a week in spain. his parents are leading the search, demanding for answers. >>> and up, up and away. a bold attempt to make life imitate art. engineers try to re-create the incredible scene from the movie "up." but can you really make a house fly with just helium balloons? >>> and let's pull up that video one more time. we've been talking about it all morning. that is not a scene from the movie "up."
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking news overnight from the earthquake zone. a second explosion and a third meltdown at japan's nuclear facilities. american troops offshore exposed to radiation, as officials struggle to contain the catastrophe. >>> moment of impact. new images of the tsunami, rushing ashore. breaking through seawalls. rushing past airport security. washing away entire villages. >>> and look at what the waves picked up and left behind. a ferry on a house. a bus on a rooftop. a toilet dangling from power lines. and the man who floated away from his house, clinging for life. rescued ten miles from shore. >> this morning we're live in japan, with diane sawyer, christiane amanpour and david muir. and we ask the question, is this only the beginning of the devastation? >>> and good morning, america. joining us is "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, is who is there in sendai, japan, where the scope of the destruction is staggering. aftershocks still rocking the region. >> dealing with two crises. humanitarian. and an urgent disaster, to avoid a nuclear emergency. there w
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Mar 26, 2011 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's saturday, march 26th. this morning, nuclear apology. japanese officials issue an extraordinary and rare public apology to workers who were exposed to massive amounts of radiation. were they deliberately misled? and what about new reports of a huge crack in one of the reactors? >>> food fears. it's an ingredient you'll find in so many foods that children eat. why the government now says it could be making kids more hyperactive. >>> facebook taking over. one are the seven words no person wants to hear? your father just friended me on facebook. we'll tell you why that's more likely to happen than ever. >>> and swimming with sharks. this is one of those what was he thinking moments. incredible video of a man who is not afraid to get up close and personal with the king of the ocean. that guy did what any rational beachgoer would do. he saw a shark. and then, he jumped in his kayak. paddled out there. jumped out of the kayak and got in the water with the shark. >> a nonpredatory shark. but still, that's a big r
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Mar 9, 2011 6:30pm EST
of move. they believe in sort of white, middle america, gun toting, i mean, it's scary. they're seriously racist, racist people. >> reporter: the prowould be donors were frauds. it was a sting set up by james o'keefe, better known for videos targeting the community organizers at a.c.o.r.n. this comes at a horrible time for npr. a task made all the more daunting by schiller, caught on tape, saying this. >> it is very clear that we would be be better off in the long run without federal funding. npr would definitely survive and most of the stations would survive. >> reporter: comments seized upon by npr's opponents. >> this absolutely shows there are real serious problems at npr. it's time to push big bird out of the nest. >> reporter: npr supporters are distressed. >> obviously it doesn't help when somebody does idiotic things. but there is nothing that replicates what public broadcasting provides. >> reporter: o'keefe says he targeted npr because it fired juan williams afternoon he said he was sometimes nervous flying with some muslims. >> can you believe that? >> reporter: on fox news las
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Mar 10, 2011 4:30am EST
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> state of emergency. areas hard-hit by tornadoes, as the waterlogged northeast braces for more rain later today. >>> new outrage in wisconsin. after three weeks of protests, lawmakers plan to strip union rights. >>> rich and famous. the new list of america's billionaires. mark zuckerberg's fortune triples. but he's not the youngest anymore. >>> good morning. it is another sopping wet day here in the northeast, where rivers are dangerously swollen from last week's storm. >> drenching rain is expected to come down all day long, from the mid-atlantic states here in new york. and new jersey is expected to bare the brunt of it. >> this is part of the same system that just slammed the deep south with as many as two dozen twisters. more, now, from emily schmidt. >> reporter: storm chasers knew they were watching something big develop in the southeast. >> there's the rotation. >> you can see the swell. >> that one's nasty. >> reporter: storm chasers were right. winds whipped into tornadoes near mobile, alabama. tearing off a gas station awn
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Mar 16, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >>> and our coverage continues today on "good morning america," with a look at how many american nuclear plants are also located near earthquake fault lines. >>> well, there are some major developments in the middle east this morning. we're seeing a crackdown against anti-government protesters in the persian gulf nation of bahrain. now, they flooded out of the main square in bahrain's capital, after security forces fired tear gas and then opened fire. two people are dead. many more are injured. it comes one day after the country declared a state of emergency. >>> now, to politics here in the u.s. our new poll of republican-leaning voters makes for some ready tough reading for sarah palin. 58% view her favorably, which is actually an all-time low for her. palin has a higher unfavorable rating, up to 37%, than other gop candidates. among them, mitt romney has a 60% favorable rating and 21% unfavorable. the poll gives mike huckabee the highest marks. 61% favorable. 18% unfavorable. >>> and the last american world war i veteran has been laid to rest. president obama was there to pay final re
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Mar 17, 2011 6:30pm EDT
to flip a switch and try to turn on the damaged pumps at the nuclear site. with backup pumps from america on the way. as new video shows what's happening inside the reactors. who will be the new volunteers to go in and brave the radiation? and throughout japan, more anxiety, less food and water. as the president tells americans there is no sign dangerous radiation is coming here. >>> good evening, as we come on the air tonight, the u.s. navy is now racing to the rescue in japan. where there is word that electricity is about to return to the fukushima nuclear plant, and the u.s. is flying in five giant pumps from a navy base in nagasaki. they are pumps that can deliver enormous amounts of water, as we watched today the helicopters trying to spray water, but to no avail. our reporters are out in force on the story tonight. and we will go to japan in a moment. but first, martha raddatz who has been talking all day to the u.s. officials who are now helping the japanese. >> reporter: diane, every day, the nuclear monster seems to get more frightening. but there is some hope tonight from that b
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Mar 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> president obama gets ready to make his case for t u.s. role in libya. today's speech to the nation comes as libyan rebels go on the offensive. >>> japan rattled by another earthquake as the credibility gap widens in confusing statements about that criminalled nuclear plant. >>> and back here at home the final four bound. virginia commonwealth gets ready for another wild week after another march madness stunner. >>> good morning. we begin with libya where rebel forces are advancing on the capital tripoli this morning. >> and there's an unconfirmed report they've already taken moammar gadhafi's hometown which is a government stronghold, the rebels are benefitting from the air strikes by the international coalition. >> and tonight, president obama tells the american people why the u.s. thread effort. abc's emily schmidt joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: peggy and rob good morning to you. this is now day ten of the no-fly zone over libya. president obama plans to address the nation tonight about libya. he's expected to say the
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Mar 30, 2011 4:30am EDT
>>> making news in america this morning. >> gadhafi fights back. happening right now. his forces launch major attacks on rebel fighters. >>> unplanned trip. another air controller suspended for sending a packed 737 too close to another plane. >>> and the first to go, from kirstie alley to sugar ray, surviving the first round of tv's hottest show. >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. there has been a major setback for anti-government forces in libya. rebels are now running from the towns of brega and ras la nuf, after being hammered by gadhafi's forces. >> and there's debate in washington, whether the u.s. should help the rebels by providing them with weapons. emily schmidt has the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. president obama says he is looking at all options to support the rebels. but when members of the international diplomatic community met in london and had a chance to talk about it, one member said the talk of arming rebels didn't come up. with nato set to take command of military operation, president obama says moamma
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Mar 8, 2011 11:35pm EST
dream has changed. and good riddance. >> it used to be more, bigger, best. and everybody in america started to define themselves by all these things they had around them. houses with no money down, another house with no money down. three cars, two motorcycles, a boat, clothes, jewelry, vacations -- and then all of a sudden, it all came tumbling down. so, the old american dream has died and that is a good thing. >> reporter: a good thing? >> good thing. because those values of more, bigger, bigger, all this, were false. they weren't real. they were this illusion that everybody wanted to live up to and if you live up to an illusion, eventually the illusion evaporates. >> reporter: as she says in her latest group, "the money class," this new american dream is rooted in reality. >> you're not spending every penny. you're not impressing people. you are living a life where you can sleep at night and you're actually happy. that's the new american dream. >> reporter: in the new dream, suze has reversed some of her old advice. most surprisingly, about home ownership. >> i've always said to y
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Mar 11, 2011 6:30am EST
:07 their time. good morning america will be on that. we have warnings taking you to the west coast of the u.s. you can see the red shadeings, central california, all the way up through oregon. we continue to watch that wave work its way across the pacific. and locally, we are watching the wave of moisture out here and leftover sprinkles in harford and cecil county. after flooding rains that produced four inches shall we guaranteed a scattered showers and temperatures reached 52 before dropping this afternoon. 6:31. let's go to the road with kim brown. >> reporter: traffic is off to a pretty good start beginning your friday morning commute. we have a lot of flooding closures particularly on some of the secondary roadways near harford and cecil couldn't imlook live in howard county -- county, looking live at howard county traffic is moving well. southbound towards montgomery county no problems. here's what we have closures in aberdeen route 7 closed at james way because of high water. use pulaski highway as an alternate. havre de grace, creeks corner closed at staffordch this is in forest hil
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Mar 21, 2011 11:35pm EDT
as america and her allies continue to destroy the defenses of moammar gadhafi. the mission, according to president obama, was to stop the libyan dictate they are slaughtering more of his own people, but getting rid of gadhafi, not our job. for the moment, that task is still in the hands of a ragged group of rebels, and with more american blood and treasure on the line alexander markardt set out to find out. >> reporter: hundreds of cruise missile attacks against military posts. two slamming into a command and control facility in libyan government compounds. earlier this morning at first light, my team and i traveled from the city of tobruk to the city of benghazi. the heart of this rebellion against this mercurial dictator moammar gadhafi. america and its al lies have vowed to protect the people here. the city was deserted. there were roadblocks everywhere. almost no one in the streets. the shops were shuttered. four days ago gadhafi vowed to level benghazi. "we are coming. we are looking for the traitors," he said "and shall have no mercy or compassion. "it's been terrifying the last
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Mar 25, 2011 11:35pm EDT
couple of weeks. the very latest on that story at abcnews.com, on "good morning america" tomorrow, and our thanks to david wright. >>> when we come back, we will lighten things and talk about how the foul-mouthed guys behind "south park" turned a musical about mormons into the best-reviewed show on broadway. an ibm computer system named watson won jeopardy. but the real winner? human kind. life is really about questions and answers. this technology can help us get some of those answers. we're going to revolutionize many, many fields with this new capability: healthcare, government, finance, anywhere decision- making depends on deeper understanding of the huge wealth of information that's out there. i thought the game was the end... i'm realizing it's just the beginning. that's what i'm working on. i'm an ibmer. ♪ [ male announcer ] they can be sons who stepped from the shadows... or daughters who claimed the spotlight. born of a deep-rooted family tree, but not content to merely live under it. we all have a bloodline. but it takes a bold spirit to say, "it's my turn"... ♪ ..."
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